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Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Civil War Union Burials

 
 
Civil War Union Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
1. Civil War Union Burials Marker
Inscription. (Front):
One each side of this marker lie the remains of approximately 2300 Union soldiers who died as prisoners in the Florence Prison Stockade, between September 1864 and February 1865. The Stockade was located across Cemetery Street on Stockade Road. Burials are in trenches indicated by stone markers at the end of each row showing the number of individuals placed there. (over)

(Reverse):
Names of those in trench burials were lost after the war but are being researched by the Old Darlington District Chapter, SC Genealogical Society. A current list of known casualties is located on a database in the visitor center for public reference. Signs on Stockade Road indicate the site of the Confederate Stockade. This marker erected by Friends of the Florence Stockade, May 30, 1998. (over)
 
Erected 1998 by Friends of the Florence Stockade.
 
Location. 34° 11.056′ N, 79° 45.236′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker can be reached from East National Cemetery Road (State Highway 13). Touch for map. Marker is located inside the Florence National Cemetery. There are two areas of the Cemetery separated by East National Cemetery Road. The marker is in the
Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
2. Reverse Side
older, smaller area on the north side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florence Stockade Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Johnson Birthplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilson School / Wilson High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Timrod (approx. one mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cruiser Pee Dee, C.S.N. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Florence Depot (1852) / Wilmington & Manchester RR (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Additional keywords. Prisoners; Stockade
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Union Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
3. Civil War Union Burials Marker
The stones lined on either side of the Marker are the trench markers with the number of buried soldiers in each row.
An Example Of The Stone Trench Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
4. An Example Of The Stone Trench Markers
Entrance to the Florence National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, August 7, 2011
5. Entrance to the Florence National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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